lethargic chick, no other symptoms- lost brother yesterday

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hollyk, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. hollyk

    hollyk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 6 weeks Mille Fluer that has no other symptoms. She just sits and sleeps and is declining. Lost one yesterday with the same symptoms.
    No blood in poop
    No breathing problems
    Bought them locally week and half ago.
    Has been eating and drinking.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks
    Holly
     
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try giving the baby some electrolytes in their water. Gatorade will do. Sugar also will help. Yogurt is a good treat. Keep him warm and make sure they get plenty of water and keep eating. Offering treats like yogurt sometimes gives them the boost they need. Anybody else?
     
  3. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah, try scrambling an egg for him as well....
     
  4. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree. Meanwhile watch the droppings, and check thoroughly for external parasites too. If you can, call the previous owner and see if any other birds are sick also, and if so, what is wrong with them. A little extra heat might benefit this bird, too.
     

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